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  • NMB48's Takano Yui announces her graduation

    April 16, 2015 @ 3:41 am

    NMB48 Team M member Takano Yui has announced that she will be graduating from the group.This was announced on April 15 during Team M's stage performance at NMB48 Theater. After the show, Takano updated her Google+ account and announced her graduation once again to her fans. She explained, "Through my activities in NMB48, I found a new goal. I love to talk, so I want to become a talento who appears on variety shows!" Regarding her future activiti

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  • Ichikawa Yui expresses her desire for marriage

    March 3, 2015 @ 2:55 am

    On March 1, actress Ichikawa Yui held a release event for her photo book 'YUI'. Ichikawa, who turned 29 years old last month, confessed, "I want to get married." She also revealed the type of man she wants to marry, "I am very close with my family, so I want a man who would also take care of my family." On becoming 30 next year, Ichikawa commented, "I'm excited for my 30s. I hope to stay in the mindset of doing more and more of wha

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  • AKB48 Team 8's Moriwaki Yui withdraws from group activities

    January 28, 2015 @ 2:57 am

    AKB48 Team 8 member Moriwaki Yui has withdrawn from group activities. Team 8 is made up of 47 members representing the 47 prefectures of Japan. Moriwaki, who was the Fukuoka representative member, had been active in Team 8 since its formation in April of 2014.  On their official website, Moriwaki wrote, "Managing [Team 8 activities] with my studies was a lot harder than I imagined. I thought about many things, but I felt stro

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  • Ex. BiS Koshouji Megumi begins her idol activities again in a new group

    November 9, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    A new 4-member idol group called "Maison book girl" has been formed. The group will hold their debut live at the event '@JAM the Field vol.6' on November 24 at Roppongi Blue Theater. Maison book girl is produced by musician Sakurai Kenta, who was in charge of solo idol Izukoneko (project ended in August). The group is comprised of Koshouji Megumi (ex. BiS), Somoto Kaori, Yagawa Aoi, and Inoue Yui. Among the members, Somoto and Yagawa attracted at

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  • Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho pours ink over himself for ALS

    August 23, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Golden Bomber's Kiryuin Sho (Vo-karu) has uploaded a video onto YouTube regarding the 'Ice Bucket Challenge'.Kiryuin, who was nominated by Kishidan's Ayanokoji Sho, stated, "I wanted to pour ice water over myself, but Golden Bomber is in the middle of a nationwide tour, and I don't want to catch a cold, so I will not [pour ice water]." He then declared that he would be donating money to the cause. However, as a performer himse

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  • AKB48's Yokoyama Yui opens her official Twitter account

    January 20, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

    On January 20th, AKB48 member Yokoyama Yui launched her official Twitter account. She has already over 50,000 followers, and among those she follows are fellow member Umeda Ayaka, SKE48's Matsui Rena, and Rakuten Golden Eagles' Tanaka Masahiro.  There are many Twitter accounts who claim to be Yokoyama, but her official account name is "@Yui_yoko1208". Her first tweet says "I'm Yokoyama Yui of AKB48! I started Twitter! Please treat me kindly!" In

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  • StylipS announce the graduation of 2 members + 1st best-of album

    April 20, 2013 @ 11:18 pm

    StylipS has announced that members Ishihara Kaori and Ogura Yui will be graduating from the group. The girls decided on their graduation after deeply thinking about various things, such as the coexistence of their schedule and school work, from many different angles. From now on, StylipS will welcome new members and plan to restart their activities with the slogan, "we want to grant our dreams together, the voice acting unit of our generat

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  • Drama Prime Time Report – 04/08~04/14

    April 15, 2013 @ 7:41 pm

    [caption id="attachment_294325" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="'35 Sai no Koukousei' (NTV)"][/caption] More than a handful of spring dramas have premiered last week. Fuji TV unveiled both of their Tuesday prime time dramas on the same date and both of them began with a mediocre start. Neither 'Kamo, Kyoto e Iku.' - starring Matsushita Nao - nor 'Kasuka na Kanojo' - starring Katori Shingo, were able to impress with great ra

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  • Drama 'Legal High' to return with a 2nd season

    April 14, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    As announced earlier this year, a special episode of Fuji TV's lawyer comedy drama 'Legal High' - starring Sakai Masato - aired this past weekend. At the end of the special, the producers revealed that the drama would return for a full second season this fall. In the drama, Sakai portrays an eccentric lawyer named 'Komikado Kensuke' who has never lost a lawsuit in his career and boasts that justice can be bought by money. However, during t

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  • FRIDAY reports yui is in a relationship

    April 14, 2013 @ 2:39 am

    Weekly tabloid 'FRIDAY' has reported, in the April 12th issue, that FLOWER FLOWER's vocalist/guitarist yui is in a relationship. According to sources, yui's new boyfriend is rock band People In The Box's vocalist/guitarist Hatano Hirofumi. The band made their major debut in 2009 with the mini-album, "Ghost Apple". The two met at a live venue. Since last year, yui had been personally participating in lives during spare moments from her s

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